Next Week’s Events At Sutherland

Monday, November 4th

Student Holiday

Tuesday, November 5th

Student Holiday

Wednesday, November 6th

Honors Band @ Western Albemarle High School 9:15a – 7:00p

SMS Girls Basketball Game @ Burley Middle School 5:30p

Thursday, November 7th

MESA Open House @ Albemarle High School 5:00p – 7:00p

Friday, November 8th

6th Grade Tiger Sharks @Martin Luther King Performing Arts Center 9:15a – 12:45p; (Va Filmfest “William & The Windmill”)

Functional Skills @ Lowes 12:00p – 2:00p




Attention Choir Families!

Dear Choir families –
Thank you so much for your wonderful response to the last uniform fitting email. Unfortunately, I cannot seem to retrieve the names of the folks that so graciously volunteered to help.  So, I will try this again, but with more specific information.
Uniform fittings will be held on the following dates and times:
Ladies’ Choir: November 7, 12, 14 and 19 – 8:15 am to 9:00 am.
8th grade choir: November 8, 12, 14 and 18 – 1:03 – 1:43 pm.
7th grade choir: November 7, 11, 13 and 15 – 11:34 – 12:16 pm.
Please respond with the date(s) and time(s) that work for you.
Uniform fittings basically involve helping the students find a dress or shirt from our stock that fits them, or, if needed, measuring for a garment that may need to be ordered for them.
Thank you again!
April Rife
Choral Director
Sutherland Middle School

Clarification on 8th Grade Assembly, Nov. 1

Eighth graders will attend an assembly that will have presentations from each of high schools about special academies offered at each high school. We expect to have a presentation from Albemarle HS about MESA, from Monticello High School about the Health and Medical Sciences, from Western Albemarle about Environmental Science Academy, and also from CATEC. This is a intended to educate students about the variety of activities available.  We will send out information to parents that is shared with us.

Sorry our original communication was unclear!

Dave Rogers

SMS Basketball Update! It’s tournament time!

SMS Girls Basketball Game tonight, Tuesday, October 29th  @ 6:40p @ Burley Middle School.
SMS Boys Basketball Game tomorrow night, Wednesday, October 30th  @ 5:00p @Burley Middle School.
Come on out and cheer for the sharks!!!!

Next Week’s Events At Sutherland

Monday, October 28th  

Student Holiday

Tuesday, October 29th

All County City Choir @ Monticello High School

Mix It Up Day during 6th, 7th, & 8th grade lunch times

Girls Basketball Tournament @ Burley 5:00p – 8:00p

Wednesday, October 30th

Boys Basketball Tournament @ Burley 5:00p – 8:00p

Thursday, October 31st

Friday, November 1st

Academics Present to 8th grade @ SMS Gathering Area 9:15a – 10:30a

8th Grade Band @ Albemarle Football Game 4:00p – 9:00p

School Directory Update Information

We hope you are enjoying your SMS Directory.  We worked hard to ensure its accuracy!  If your student was not listed in the directory and you wish them to be added please forward  the student’s name, grade, parents’ name, address, phone number and email address to Melissa MacKnight at by 10/23 (not all information is necessary, what is included is your choice).  The information will be printed and distributed to students.  They can attach the supplement to their directory.


Next Week’s Events at Sutherland

Next Week’s Events At Sutherland:

Monday, October 21st

8th Grade Civics Performance Task

SCA Assembly – Speeches 3:00 – 4:00

Tuesday, October 22nd

8th Grade Civics Performance Task

Girls Basketball Games @ Burley

5:00 – Team 3; 5:45 – Team 2; 6:30 – Team 1

Wednesday, October 23rd

8th Grade Civics Performance Task

PTO Pizza Pick-up

7th Grade Career Expo @JPJ 11:20 – 2:10

Boys Basketball Games @ Walton

5:00 – Team 4; 5:45 – Team 3;   6:30 – Team 1

Thursday, October 24th

8th Grade Civics Performance Task

8th Grade Tech Tour @PVCC 7:45am – 3:30pm

Girls Basketball Games @ SMS

5:00 – Team 3; 5:45 – Team 2; 6:30 – Team 1

Friday, October 25th 

End of 1st quarter

8th Grade Bush Garden Field Trip 7:00am – 8:30pm

Friday, Oct. 18 School Picture Day and Dance!

We’re going to have an exciting day on Friday!

Please remember that school pictures will be taken tomorrow during the day.  All students will have their picture taken tomorrow (for inclusion in their school files and yearbook) and if you want to order pictures, you will need to send in the order form with payment for the package you would like tomorrow so that your child can turn it in when the picture is taken. All picture order checks should be made out to Lifetouch Studios.

And, if that isn’t exciting enough, the 8th grade is also sponsoring a dance from 4:00 – 6:00!  Dance tickets are $5 and can be purchased at lunch on Friday or at the door.  Snacks and drinks will also be sold at the dance.

Questions?  Please call us at 975-0599.

Sutherland SCA Box Top Drive

SCA is holding a box top competition to support PTO.  Please send in your collected box tops to your child’s first block black class teacher by Friday, October 18th.  Each grade level will have a winner for the most box tops collected.  After this week, please continue to save for other collection dates.  Any questions, please contact Mrs. Pease.